Initiatives and projects
Festival & Congress
The EcoMobility World Festival series by ICLEI is a month-long presentation of an innovative and forward thinking urban transportation culture. It is organized as a community-based mise-en-scène, during which one neighbourhood is temporarily converted into a vibrant ecomobile neighbourhood, which prioritises active mobility and public transit, to showcase a real-life vision of people centredurban living for the future.
The EcoMobility World Congress series complements the EcoMobility World Festival to attract international experts to the Festival for them to witness the unique experiment and to discuss and share their experiences and opinions on car-free development.
The EcoMobility Days combine the main elements that the EcoMobility Alliance offers its members: support cities to enhance its sustainable mobility; allow for good practice exchanges; provide tools and methodology for training and provide a space of high-level discussions.
The EcoMobility SHIFT scheme is a total quality management tool created by academia, non-governmental organizations and cities for use and implementation in cities. The tool enables cities to measure the performance of urban mobility, to establish a baseline and to identify areas for further development, ultimately helping cities to change their urban transport development trajectory and mobility plans.
The EcoMobility SHIFT+ scheme is a methodology to (self)-assess cities’ mobility performance, analyze performance, act to improve and establish a path of continuous improvement. The EcoMobility SHIFT scheme was launched in 2013 has been adopted by European and Australian cities. In 2018, the scheme was updated to reflect the current debates on urban mobility system that is suitable for both developed and developing cities, known as EcoMobility SHIFT+.
The ICLEI EcoLogistics Community is the first city network globally committed to a sustainable urban freight future. The Community leads sustainable urban freight development in participating cities and drive global actions in the international stage through collaborative exchange and action plans and stakeholder engagements.
“EcoLogistics” promotes transportation of goods by giving priority to health, safety, people-centered urban development and low-emission and will encourage circular and regional economies to limit the growth of freight transport. ICLEI’s “EcoLogistics: Low carbon freight for sustainable cities” project focuses on capacitating governmental and non-governmental actors to build strategies and policies to promote low-carbon and more sustainable urban freight through local action and national support.
SOLUTIONSplus brings together cities, industry, research, implementing organizations and finance partners to establish a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions to kick start the transition towards low-carbon urban mobility. (H2020-EU.3.4. 2020-2023)
The overarching goal of the “CitiesSHIFT: Capacity building and networking for climate- and people-friendly mobility” project was to support cities to identify challenges and opportunities of urban mobility system in the hope that the city could shift towards more ecomobile modes of travel, i.e., walking, cycling, shared and public transport. Hewlett Foundation and the EcoMobility Alliance funded the two-year project (2018 to 2020).
ICLEI is one of the founding partners of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). As part of this initiative, ICLEI launched the “TUMI Network of High Ambition Leaders” in Africa that enables local leaders and transport practitioners to exchange on sustainable urban mobility initiatives.
Walking and cycling are often overlooked in city planning, despite their growing importance as the most affordable, resilient, and clean form of transport. The “Sparking active mobility actions for Climate-friendly Cities” project (2022-2024) aims to promote active mobility strategies, policies, and practices contributing to avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, improving safe connectivity in cities, and promoting climate-friendly mobility behavior in the Philippines.